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Doesn't Work

Firewall or no firewall, this doesn't work going to a Windows Vista box (perhaps it's because I have Home Edition and MS has crippled this functionality while still offering it in the menus).

1. Connect an external drive to your Windows Vista machine (E:).
2. Share the E: drive, calling it "E Drive" (without quotes), allowing the admin full access.
3. Go to your laptop and ping the Windows Vista box's IP to ensure you can reach it (assuming okay).
4. Map a network drive with your laptop, pointing it to \\\E Drive (use the IP you pinged, of course), and use the admin credentials of that Windows box.

Result: "The network path \\\E Drive could not be found"

It doesn't work.


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